NPR – As injuries continue, doctors renew call for ban on infant walkers

Because hospital emergency rooms treat more than 2,000 babies a year for injuries while using these walkers, American pediatricians are repeating their decades-old call for a ban.

The New York Times – The risks to children from adults who smoke

Children are at the mercy of the smokers in their lives — not just parents and other relatives who smoke but also babysitters, day care workers, school bus attendants, even teachers.

Voice of America – Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe turns drug-resistant

The United Nations says it is hopeful Zimbabwe will soon contain an outbreak of cholera that has killed more than two dozen people.

STAT – Sexual harassment is rampant in science — and current policies aren’t cutting it, landmark report finds

Sexual harassment takes a significant toll on women in academic science and medicine — and there’s no evidence that current policies are significantly helping to stem the issue, according to a sweeping new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The Guardian – Air pollution particles found in mothers’ placentas

Scientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women’s lungs and lodge in their placentas.